Aesthetics are a vital part of our lives and critical to the vibrancy of our communities. At Bolton & Menk, landscape architecture helps to transform good projects into great ones. With advances in technology and communications, our world has become more sophisticated regarding the expectations we place on our communities and on our community members relative to image and “branding.” Quality landscape architecture is more than a nicety … it’s a necessity. Bolton & Menk provides creative solutions in areas such as downtown revitalization, parks and recreation facilities, alternative storm water practices, and Complete Streets. The solitary focus is on the betterment of the community. Our sustainable approach to landscape architecture provides lasting solutions that work not only for today, but long into the future.
- Transportation Corridor Enhancements
- Parks and Recreational Facility Design
- Downtown Streetscape Revitalization
- Sustainable Design
- Storm Water Management
Transportation Corridor Enhancements
Bolton & Menk understands the value of transportation corridor enhancements beyond simply creating an aesthetically pleasing environment. Through complete street design, site amenity and lighting design, and community gateway and identity development, Bolton & Menk offers its clients a comprehensive package of transportation corridor enhancements that help define the community through key points of distinction. In addition, landscape architecture can calm traffic and enhance wayfinding.
Parks and Recreational Facility Design
Well-planned parks and recreational facilities are essential to maximizing the quality of life offered by a community. With extraordinary experience in parks and open space planning, sports field layout and design, trails network design and planning, and recreational facilities design, we are ideally suited to help you develop a premier community park system in your area. We are also experienced in signage design and development as well as memorial and sculpture design.
Urban Design & Downtown Streetscape Revitalization
Bolton & Menk can help you protect, preserve and revitalize the core of your community through renewal and redevelopment. As is true with other areas of landscape architecture, downtown streetscape revitalization is enhanced through gateway and identity development, site amenity and lighting design, and the development of project graphics. A central service provided by the landscape architecture team is the redevelopment of infrastructure and an intense focus on streetscaping. The team also identifies grant opportunities for communities and assists with grant applications.
Sustainable design is a hallmark of Bolton & Menk projects. Sustainability is a two-pronged initiative. The obvious prong is green … looking to make things environmentally sound. The second prong is fiscal sustainability. At Bolton & Menk, we work diligently to consider life-cycle costs in creating a design that balances environmental and economic sustainability. It’s what is best for your community. It’s what is best for our world.
Storm Water Management
Bolton & Menk also has deep experience in implementing alternative storm water solutions that are aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sound and offer economical results. Whether through the use of permeable pavers and bioswale or rain garden designs, Bolton & Menk follows best management practices to make a significant positive impact on storm water management.
Grant & Funding Procurement
Garnering public support and funding are vital aspects for many projects. For over six decades, Bolton & Menk has successfully helped cities and clients acquire funding. We are knowledgeable about funding opportunities and committed to assisting our clients with the identification and preparation of grant applications for successful award of outside support. Our staff also has the resources necessary to help cities manage projects and record items mandated by funding cycles. Among our funding experience are sources for watersheds, trails, streetscape improvements, stormwater infrastructure improvements, and planning.
Why Choose Bolton & Menk for Landscape Architecture Services?
The Bolton & Menk team offers expertise and experience uncommon in the industry. Because of the range of experience and the numbers of professionals dedicated to solving your problems, we are effectively positioned to help you take a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to solving your engineering and design concerns. We have a deep sense of community pride. We treat each client as if the community they represent is our own community. We work to generate public support through the development of project and outreach graphics, the facilitation of public meetings, and the pursuit of funding and grant assistance.